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How do I treat my child's bee sting?

Although a bee sting can be painful, it is usually fairly harmless.
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When does a cut need stitches?

If a cut is too severe to treat at home then it is important to take your child to A&E or to your GP as stitches may be required. Go straight to the A&E if the cut is to an artery or if the bleeding will not stop.
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Is it serious if my child gets a black eye?

Bruises and black eyes are quite common in children as accidents can happen! You should check with your G.P. to make certain it is simply a black eye and there is no damage to the eye. 
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Should I let my child fall asleep when she's had a serious fall?

The old adage is to not let a child go to sleep after having a serious fall or if they get hit in the head.
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How can I treat a minor burn?

There are lots of different dressings for minor burns and scalds. There is no particular dressing that works better than others, the important thing is to keep your burn clean and covered with a dressing.
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